BD Post Desk
Promoting women entrepreneurship can further accelerate the pace of national advancement to ensure participation of women in all
sorts of economic activities, trade and business.
Talking to a news agency, chamber leaders and women entrepreneurs viewed this and narrated some problems being faced by women entrepreneurs in flourishing their entrepreneurship and availing the government facilities toward the direction.
President of Rangpur Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Anwara Ferdousi Poly put top emphasis on easing the entrepreneurship identification process and loan allocation system for women entrepreneurs to enhance trade, business and SME.
“The women entrepreneurs should get training for their skill development to promote entrepreneurship side by side with running trade, business and enterprises successfully amid women-friendly atmosphere,” Poly added.
Woman entrepreneur Nishat Nahar narrated her 14 year long struggles beginning with only Taka 10,000 as basic capital to open an enterprise on way to achieve success and become a ‘Joyeeta’ for promoting her own enterprise in Rangpur division. “The banks should search for real rural women entrepreneurs and resolve the prevailing problems of guarantors and guarantee for allocating adequate loans at single digit interest rate for their development to further speed up economic advancement,” she said.
President Mostafa Sohrab Chowdhury Titu of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry put importance on producing skilled women entrepreneurs and providing them with adequate loans to enhance their participations in economic activities. “More steps should be taken for providing adequate training to the women entrepreneurs on accounts keeping and other necessary issues for properly running their business and enterprises,” Titu said.
Titu put special emphasis on a changed social mindset to assist the women entrepreneurs in sustaining their initiatives saying that the chambers and banks could work together in searching out real women entrepreneurs to promote them.
Former Vice-president of FBCCI Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu, a noted industrialist, suggested the private sector banks and non-banking financial institutions for going to the rural areas to search for the real women entrepreneurs and extend assistance.
“The epoch-making steps of reducing loan interest rate to single digit will encourage the women entrepreneurs who just need more facilities and cooperation to enhance their capacities in flourishing their business and enterprises,” Babu said.
He called upon the bankers for taking initiatives to provide assistance to the real women entrepreneurs to assist them in flourishing SMEs and ensuring their enhanced participation in trade, commerce and business to speed up national
development.